There has been no official confirmation yet of the cause of the sudden death last week of Brett Miller, 47, the Barnes Foundation’s general counsel.
But a CultureGrrl reader, who insisted on anonymity, has told me that Miller’s Philadelphia neighbors reported that he had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. One of Miller’s neighbors told my source that Miller died “some time earlier last week,” with the medical response team coming on Saturday and the “cleanup team” on Sunday.
A detective from the police district where Miller had lived told me a few minutes ago that his colleague had investigated, on Friday or Saturday, a suicide by shotgun (with a note left by the deceased). But the investigating detective was off from work today and his report was not yet available in the system. The detective with whom I spoke assumed, but could not confirm, that this was the case to which I was referring.
Thus far, nothing about Miller’s death has appeared on the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s website.